It’s been a tough month at Tacugama as we try to recover from April’s fire. We’re also busy erecting fencing for new enclosures which is tough physical work and fighting to keep our vehicles on the road as we hit a spate of breakdowns. We’re also suffering from a massive caterpillar invasion from Achaea catocaloides which caused significant problems in Liberia a couple of years ago – we’ve enlisted the help of the Ministry of Agriculture and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation as we’ve never seen so many of these destructive insects at the sanctuary.
Despite all the challenges the chimps are doing a great job of reminding us all that the hard graft is worth while! The first rains of the season have arrived and earlier this week we had a lot of fun taking 10 minutes out to watch Joko’s group enjoying playing in the rain.
Hope you enjoy this video as much as we enjoyed taking it!